Wednesday, 25 January 2012

JaM Watcha Got ?

Joining in again with Jody and the theme this week is anything  new to your collection?

Now this isn't actually new (I'm trying so hard not to acquire anymore treasure as i don't have any room left)its been in storage for approx 20 years but i had forgot about it and only found it again recently when looking for Xmas decorations so it feels like new.

 Its a bedspread made by my ex husbands grandmother(all the way from America), its made with a very good quality calico and has a wonderful pattern of blue cotton hooked into it.

                               It is Queen sized and has a border around the bottom edge.

Beautiful as it is I haven't used it, (thought my second husband might feel strange with it on our bed)just keeping it to hand on to one of my daughters when their a little older and will appreciate the work and skill of their Great Grandmother.
Would anyone know what this type of needlework/craft this is called?

I have been Op shopping this week but only for glass jars for jam and pickles ..............
It was so hard to walk by the linen shelf.............Maybe one more gingham table cloth..................

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Step away from your sewing machine.

Joining in Today with Jody and JaM.  Step away from your sewing machine.

 Life at present is a little messy and dusty, with building materials, nail guns,ladders etc littering the renovation we are doing at present. Hubby and i are in our little caravan so there's not much space but just enough for my sewing machine a Janome Memory Craft( a present from my hubby) which is a real pleasure to sew and quilt with.

The machine lives under the table most of the time and my sewing boxes and materials at the end of the bench.
I do enjoy both hand and machine quilting but at present I'm just making up a couple of hearts with scrap fabric which i will tie together and hang from a door handle or give as gifts.

                    I have also just finished this small embroidery using a piece of Irish linen.

I'll have to wait a least a couple of months before i tackle anymore big projects but its quite exciting watching the house take shape.Unfortunately no sewing room.(maybe a studio one day)

Happy Stitching !!!